The editorial mission behind GovTransformer is to shine a light on federal agencies and government executives that effectively leverage innovation in transformative ways.

2014 proved to be a groundbreaking year when it came to government technology. Despite ongoing budget challenges, many agencies continued to advance their mission goals to best serve citizens in unique ways this year.

As our flagship end-of the-year story, we would like to provide our definitive list of the “Top Ten GovTransformers” for 2014.  All of these posts were ranked based on readership and overall interest from our readers.

We hope you enjoy.

  • #10 – Air Force to Develop Self-Healing Cyber Software:  Coming in at the number ten spot is the Air Force for its efforts to develop self-healing software and deceptive capabilities that could fool cyber attackers.
  • #9 – New Mobile Horizon at Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF): The ATF is building a robust infrastructure that supports smartphones and tablets to provide e-mail, browser and legacy desktop tools using virtualization – landing it on the number nine spot.  
  • #8 – Tom Suder, President and Founder of Mobilegov: Tom Suder, a highly respected and well-known government IT thought leader, came in at number eight with this GovTransformer podcast about next-generation mobility trends for government.
  • #7 – Angela Moore, Common Control Team Leader, at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS):  DHS’ Angela Moore came in at number seven for her efforts in implementing a framework for information security controls throughout the agency.
  • #6 – Navy’s Vision for Seeing Everything in Warfare: The U.S. Navy’s efforts to develop cloud and big data tools that allow a commander aboard a ship to view a dashboard that tracks everything in real-time landed it in the number 6 spot.
  • #5 – SPAWAR Recognized for Moving the Navy Into the Cloud: Coming in at number five is Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) for successfully moving the Navy’s applications and systems to a secure commercial cloud.
  • #4 – GovTransformer Doug Wolfe at the CIA: Doug Wolfe, CIO of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), was recognized as the Government Computer News Government IT Executive of the Year, landing him as number four on our list.
  • #3 – Top Five Transformations at the Department of Homeland Security:  From enhancing mobile security to its “Unity of Efforts” approach, the Department of Homeland Security came in at number three with this post.
  • #2 – National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Pivots to Agile:  Coming in at number two, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) captured our readers’ attention due to its efforts in agile IT development.
  • #1 – IARPA Peeks Into The Future of Your Brain: Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) tops our list with its new program that will measure brainpower to help understand how an individual might adapt to future job demands.

Do you have any stories to share about IT transformation happening at your agency?  GovTransformer wants to hear from you!  Happy 2015!